Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

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New Hankai Tramway Route Map

I have written about Hankai Tramway a lot, and a lot of people accessed to the map I have remade for the people who can't read Japanese.

I have noticed that Hankai Tramway developed their website and they have bilingual route map!!!
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Hankai Tramway Route Map

If you clidk the station's name, you can get the time table of the station you choose.



A lot of things have changed.

The fare is 210 yen.
For one day pass, Teku Teku Kippu, it's still the same 600 yen.

The station's name "Minamikasumi-cho" changed to "Shin Imamiya Ekimae Station."

You can go from Tennoji to Sakai directly now, which was not available in the past.


(Abeno Harukas at night)

Anyway, it has got more convenient!!!!



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# by berry-raspberry | 2015-03-21 23:59 | Osaka | Trackback | Comments(0)

Old Houses in Kishu Road

Kishu Road is one of the old road, which runs from Wakayama to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine in Osaka.

During the New Year Holidays, I wandered around Kishu Road area in northern Sakai City, where Hankai Tramway is running.


Here are some pictures of old houses.
There is a long history in Sakai City.











This is about 400 years old house, and now it's a tea room owned by Japanese Tea compoany "Tsuboichi".







This looks like an old house, but it's actually the Museum of "Hamono"

Hamono means bladed objects like knives and swards.
In Edo era, Sakai produced a lot of traditional crafts and still now, they have produced knives.

Professional chefs like to use ones from Sakai.

I saw Martha Stewart using one when I watched her show on TV.

This museum opens every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
It's between Myokokuji-mae Station and Hanataguchi Station of Hankai Tramway.



Western Style "Retro Building" near the Yamato River.


I think Sakai City is a visitor friendly place.




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# by berry-raspberry | 2015-01-05 13:48 | Osaka Pf - Sakai | Trackback | Comments(0)
Believe it or not, Osaka produces grapes.

It used be the 2nd grape production prefecture in Japan long time ago, but still now, it’s Osaka’s agricultural specialty.

There are vineyards in eastern part of Osaka prefecture which is called Kawachi Region and some of them are for wineries.

There was the event to celebrate 100th anniversary of Katashimo Winery last month.





Would you like to taste Osaka Wine?




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# by berry-raspberry | 2014-12-07 18:40 | Osaka Pref Kashiwara | Trackback | Comments(0)
This is the new Glico Billboard.


What's new about it?

Well, the color changes at night.



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# by berry-raspberry | 2014-11-20 00:01 | Osaka City-Chuo | Trackback | Comments(0)

Glico Billboard in Dotombori

Until a few weeks ago, Glico Billboard in Dotombori, a symbol of Dotonbori was like this:

Then all of a sudden, it was covered with the screen.

Now it's like this:

It's the painting of an actress, Haruka Ayase.

New version is coming soon.




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# by berry-raspberry | 2014-09-14 23:51 | Osaka City-Chuo | Trackback | Comments(0)
About a week ago, I went to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine just to walk around.


Then I happened to see the wedding.


I have seen some brides and grooms but this was my first time that I actually saw the wedding ceremony at Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.


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# by berry-raspberry | 2014-07-03 00:27 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Trackback | Comments(0)

Taga Shrine


In Kojiki, the oldest Japanese history book filled with myths, the deities Izanagi and Izanami created the lands of Japan, and bore lots of deities that are enshrined all over Japan.


Taga Shrine enshrines Izanagi and Izanami.

There are the photos I took on March 21st.

There are some buildings from Edo era too.



Taga-cho is in Shiga Prefecture, next to Hikone City.

Just across from the shrine, there is a quaint street of souvenir shops.


Itokiri-mochi, a kind of sweets is their specialty.




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# by berry-raspberry | 2014-04-28 23:59 | Shiga | Trackback | Comments(0)